Tuesday, December 26, 2006

No Danger Here

One would be in less danger
From the wiles of a stranger
If one’s own kin and kith
Were more fun to be with.

- Ogden Nash, 1902 - 1971

I am in no danger from the wiles of a stranger, my husband and my extended family are way too much fun to be with! In the midst of a string of humdrum chores today, my mind kept tumbling back to the festivities yesterday. Like ping pong balls in a brass bingo cage, thoughts popped out: how lovely and festive Gail’s home looked; how the laughter never seemed to stop; how delicious the food was; how much we all have in common, while each is unique and different...

Then there are the handheld gifts that keep on giving: The Q20 by Radica. We had never even heard of it until C&A and K&P gifted it to us yesterday. It is a wild little gizmo that takes the traditional parlor/car game Twenty Questions into the electronic age. So? Well, it knew we were thinking of the darndest things - many of which are not suitable for posting here! It provided a great deal of silly, almost spooky, fun yesterday and we are continuing to try to stump it!

Unfortunately, the Q20 can’t answer the question that naturally popped into my mind today: wondering where will we all be next year, not just geographically for Christmas Day, but in our lives. But it won’t matter what houses we are living in, or even what states, nor will it matter who has been added to our clan and who sits around which table. We will still be family. Love you guys!

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